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Boston area author readings July 25-31

Posted by guest  July 22, 2010 10:22 AM

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For those of you who missed it, the people have spoken --- that is, on the issue of which book we should all read for our trial run at a One Book One City event. The winner was Stephen Puleo's "Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919." If you are unfamiliar with Puleo's work and would like a little sample, you can catch him at Brookline Booksmith on Monday at 7 p.m. where he'll be discussing his “A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900,'' which details the period in which Boston came into its own as a world-class city.

Now, for the rest of the list, read on.

SUNDAY: Poets Marge Piercy, Victor Howes, and Teresa Cader read at 4 p.m., at Longfellow National Historic Site, East Lawn, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge … Lynne Griffin (“Sea Escape”) and Rebecca Chace (“Leaving Rock Harbor”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville.

MONDAY: Hal Ackerman reads from “Stein, Stoned,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Ilie Ruby reads from “The Language of Trees,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Alison Weir reads from “Captive Queen,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Howard Norman reads from “What Is Left the Daughter,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Adrienne McDonnell discusses “The Doctor and the Diva,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

WEDNESDAY: Larry Doyle discusses “Go Mutants!” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Steve Almond discusses “Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Maile Meloy discusses “Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Deborah Clearman discusses “Todos Santos,” at 6:30 p.m., at Buttonwood Books, Shaws Plaza, Rt. 3A, Cohasset … Patrick Robinson signs “Intercept,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books By The Sea, 1198 Rt. 28, So. Yarmouth.

THURSDAY: Steve Markley discusses “Publish This Book,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Lynne Griffin discusses “Sea Escape,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham … Poets Geraldine Zetzel and Joanie Mackowski read at 5:30 p.m., at Partners Village Store, 865 Main Rd., Westport … Harris Gardner and Doug Holder present a poetry workshop at 7 p.m., at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton ($7).

FRIDAY: Carl Hiaasen discusses “Star Island,” at 7 p.m., at Sandwich High School, 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich … Patrick Robinson signs “Intercept,” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Osterville Historical Museum, 155 W. Bay Road … Hobson Woodward discusses “A Brave Vessel,” at 2 p.m., at the Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St. Dennis Port.

SATURDAY: Daniel Silva discusses “The Rembrandt Affair,” at 5 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Sarah Blake discusses “The Postmistress,” at 3 p.m., at Titcomb’s Bookshop, 432 Route 6A, East Sandwich.

Announcements must arrive at two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

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